The father-of-two, aged 33 and from the Short Strand, was stabbed and beaten by IRA members outside Magennis’s bar in Belfast city centre in January 2005 and died the next day.
Wed, 15 Jan, 2020
Robert McCartney turned to his friend during the vicious assault which ended in his fatal stabbing and gasped: “Nobody deserves this”, a court heard today.
Wed, 21 May, 2008
The trial of the man accused of murdering Robert McCartney was postponed indefinitely today due to legal reasons.
Tue, 13 May, 2008
Sinn Féin can demonstrate support for the rule of law in the North by urging its supporters to turn in the killers of Belfast father-of-two Robert McCartney, David Cameron said today.
Wed, 15 Nov, 2006
FOR six months in 2005 their story covered newspapers and TV screens worldwide. It even knocked the war in Iraq from top spot in CNN’s coverage for a day.
Mon, 07 Aug, 2006
A sister of murdered Belfast father-of-two Robert McCartney has given birth to a baby boy named after her dead brother, it emerged today.
Sun, 02 Apr, 2006
LITTLE Brandon Hagans hasn’t seen his daddy in a year, and the hurt of apparent abandonment torments his young mind.
Mon, 30 Jan, 2006
The family of murdered Belfast father of two Robert McCartney is to meet Tony Blair later today.
Tue, 20 Dec, 2005
A close friend of IRA murder victim Robert McCartney is under new threat from the Provisionals, he claimed tonight.
Wed, 19 Oct, 2005
Two men will appear in court today charged with an attack on a close friend of IRA murder victim Robert McCartney.
Thu, 13 Oct, 2005
Two men were being questioned today about an attack on a close friend of IRA murder victim Robert McCartney.
Wed, 12 Oct, 2005
The sisters and fiancee of murdered Belfast man Robert McCartney will today be awarded a prestigious bravery prize in Germany.
Mon, 03 Oct, 2005
IRA members will not cede control of strongly republican districts in the North, despite yesterday’s announcement on the decommissioning of weapons, the sister of murdered Belfast man Robert McCartney said last night.
Tue, 27 Sep, 2005
THE sisters and partner of murdered Belfast man Robert McCartney collectively won the overall award at the 31st annual ESB/Rehab People of the Year awards ceremony in Dublin on Saturday.
Mon, 19 Sep, 2005
THE family of murdered Belfast man Robert McCartney have called on senior Sinn Féin members to use their influence to end a ‘fresh round of intimidation’ against their family and friends.
Thu, 15 Sep, 2005
THE sisters and partner of murdered Belfast man Robert McCartney were last night hailed as “icons of courage” for their campaign for justice against his killers.
Sat, 27 Aug, 2005
The sisters and partner of murdered Belfast man Robert McCartney were tonight hailed as “icons of courage” for waging their campaign of justice against his killers.
Fri, 26 Aug, 2005
The fight for justice by the sisters and partner of murdered Belfast man Robert McCartney helped force the IRA to finally end its armed campaign, it was claimed today.
Six months after Robert McCartney’s killing, the IRA’s commitment to end violence means little to his loved ones still persecuted for their battle for justice, writes John Breslin.
Sat, 30 Jul, 2005
Northern Ireland Secretary Peter Hain is poised to call new talks with the North's political leaders in a bid to restore devolution after the IRA declared an end to its armed campaign.
Fri, 29 Jul, 2005
The sisters and fiancee of murder victim Robert McCartney today met Northern Ireland Secretary Peter Hain as part of their campaign to bring the people involved in their brother’s killing to justice.
Mon, 18 Jul, 2005
A sister of murder victim Robert McCartney is to leave her home of 40 years so she no longer comes into contact with people she believes were involved in her brother’s killing.
Wed, 06 Jul, 2005
A senior Sinn Féin representative today said he did not believe the latest threat against the family of murdered Belfast man Robert McCartney came from republicans.
Sat, 21 May, 2005
The family of murdered Belfast man Robert McCartney received a threat from republican elements, it emerged tonight.
Fri, 20 May, 2005
The sisters of murdered Belfast father-of-two Robert McCartney have been nominated for an international humanitarian award, it was announced today.
Sun, 15 May, 2005
SINN FÉIN president Gerry Adams said threats to burn the family of murdered Belfast father of two Robert McCartney out of their homes did not come from his party.
Sat, 14 May, 2005
Sinn Féin and the IRA were under renewed pressure tonight following threats to burn down the homes of the family of murdered Belfast father-of-two Robert McCartney.
Fri, 13 May, 2005
Threats to burn the family of murdered Belfast father of two Robert McCartney out of their homes were branded “beneath contempt” today.
The family of murdered Belfast father-of-two Robert McCartney were today considering security arrangements after receiving threats that they would be burnt out of their homes and business.
Police in Belfast tonight warned the family of Robert McCartney, the murdered father of two, of threats from “criminal elements” to have them burnt out of their homes and business.
Thu, 12 May, 2005
Gerry Adams was harangued in a republican area of Belfast while canvassing in the British General Election because of his stance on the murder of father-of-two Robert McCartney, it was claimed today.
Wed, 27 Apr, 2005
The family of murdered Belfast man Robert McCartney today said they had confidence in the PSNI investigation into his death.
Mon, 11 Apr, 2005
DETECTIVES were last night questioning a man about the murder of Robert McCartney who was stabbed to death after a row in a Belfast bar.
Tue, 05 Apr, 2005
Detectives tonight questioned a man about the murder of Robert McCartney, who was stabbed to death after a row with republicans in a Belfast bar.
Mon, 04 Apr, 2005
The killers of Belfast father-of-two Robert McCartney were today branded cowards by Gerry Adams for failing to face up to what they had done.
Sun, 27 Mar, 2005
THE family of murdered Belfast man Robert McCartney were greeted by cheers and applause at Dublin airport yesterday when they returned from their visit to Washington, where they met US President George Bush.
Mon, 21 Mar, 2005
The McCartney sisters today called for action to catch the killers of their brother, as they returned from their visit with US President George Bush.
Sun, 20 Mar, 2005
The McCartney family will head for home today after a whirlwind tour of Washington that saw their campaign to hold the IRA to account make an unprecedented impact.
Sat, 19 Mar, 2005
Political progress in Northern Ireland will be stalled until Sinn Féin deals with IRA criminality, Northern Ireland Secretary Paul Murphy said today.
Fri, 18 Mar, 2005
US PRESIDENT George W Bush told the McCartney sisters in Washington yesterday that their campaign to find their brother Robert’s killer could bring peace in Northern Ireland.
US President George Bush told the family of murdered Belfast man Robert McCartney today that he believed their campaign could bring peace in Northern Ireland.
Thu, 17 Mar, 2005
The North's most senior policeman Hugh Orde today hit back at claims that the investigation into the murder of Belfast father of two Robert McCartney is being manipulated to damage Sinn Féin.
Mary Dundon, Political Reporter and Victoria Ward in Washington
Mary Dundon, Political Reporter, Washington
A political settlement in Northern Ireland will not help the campaign to bring Robert McCartney’s killers to justice, his family claimed tonight.
Wed, 16 Mar, 2005
THE family of murdered Belfast father-of-two Robert McCartney will hand over a dossier on his killing to US President George Bush when they meet him in the White House tomorrow.
The family of murdered Belfast man Robert McCartney vowed to dispel any romantic vision held by Americans of the Northern Ireland troubles as they arrived on US soil tonight.
Tue, 15 Mar, 2005
Murder victim Robert McCartney’s family will today head for Washington on the next stage of their bid to hound his killers into court.
THE family of murdered father-of-two Robert McCartney is to meet US senator Hillary Clinton in Washington this week to step up political pressure on Sinn Féin and the IRA to force his killers into court.
Sinn Féin chief Martin McGuinness tonight urged IRA murder victim Robert McCartney’s sisters to stay out of party politics.
Mon, 14 Mar, 2005
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